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SCPD, US Coast Guard & Islip Town Harbor Police to Target Unsafe Conditions for Boaters and Residents Off Long Island and Fire Island

Mother of 11 year old killed in boating accident to urge safer waters for July 4th Weekend.

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Islip, NY - July 3rd, 2014 - Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane  will be joined by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau authorities, Islip Town Harbor Police, and United States Coast Guard officers at a news conference to announce renewed efforts to target unsafe conditions for boaters and residents off the coast of Long Island and Fire Island, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the East Islip Marina.

Also speaking will be Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Officials and the Mother of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident.

July 4th Weekend starts is the busiest period of the year for accidents and boating traffic in the tri-state area. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 16 percent of boating accidents happen as a result of Boating While Intoxicated, and over 20 percent of all boating fatalities are a result of alcohol-impaired boaters.

WHEN:         Today, Thursday, July 3, 2014
WHERE:     East Islip Marina, behind the Bayside Restaurant.
WHO:         Mother of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident, MADD Officials, Islip Town Harbor Police, Suffolk Police Marine Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard Officers